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Celebrating the 2016 Denny Award winners


On Tuesday, December 6, Seattle Parks and Recreation hosted our annual Denny Awards Ceremony for Outstanding Volunteer Service at the Seattle Art Museum. More than 250 volunteers and guests attended this very special event which included admission to the Seattle Art Museum’s exhibit: Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style.

The winners were a cross-section of Seattle’s most creative, dedicated and hard-working volunteers who donate precious time and energy to improving Seattle’s parks and recreation programs. “Choosing award winners was a difficult task for us,” Superintendent Jesús Aguirre said. “We are grateful to the many volunteers who contribute to Seattle Parks and Recreation’s mission of supporting healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities.”

In 2015, 38,386 people volunteered for Seattle Parks and Recreation, providing 270,360 hours of service, which is a donation valued by Independent Sector at $23.07 per hour or $6.2 million dollars in 2015.

See more photos here.